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Trump Admin Considering First Nuke Test In Decades

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration has discussed whether to conduct the first U.S. nuclear test explosion since 1992 in a move that would have far-reaching consequences for relations with other nuclear powers and reverse a decades-long moratorium on such actions, said a senior administration official and two former officials familiar with the deliberations. The matter came up at …

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Michael Moore: Trump Won’t Win Unless He “Cheats”

The Hill reports: Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore said Friday night that there’s no way President Trump can win reelection unless he “cheats.” Moore appeared on “Real Time With Bill Maher” and warned that Trump may be planning ways to boost his chances against former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, in November. “The only way they are …

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Trump Mulls Panel On “Left-Wing Bias” By Social Media

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Trump is considering establishing a panel to review complaints of anti-conservative bias on social media, according to people familiar with the matter, in a move that would likely draw pushback from technology companies and others. The plans are still under discussion but could include the establishment of a White House-created commission that would examine …

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Trump To Weaponize Biden’s “Ain’t Black” Comment

Politico reports: Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is launching a $1 million digital ad blitz aimed at capitalizing on Joe Biden’s inflammatory remark that African American voters “ain’t black” if they’re considering voting for the president. The Trump campaign is planning to run a video montage highlighting Biden’s Friday morning comment on “The Breakfast Club,” a popular black radio program. It …

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Jeff Sessions Hits Back At Latest Attack By Trump

NBC News reports: Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions stood up to his old boss Friday after President Donald Trump encouraged Alabama voters to reject Sessions in his bid to return to the U.S. Senate. Trump on Friday afternoon once again tweeted his endorsement for Sessions’ rival, college football coach Tommy Tuberville, in the primary contest for the seat Sessions held …

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Trump To Attend Joint NASA-Space X Launch In Florida

How to sneak in a trip to Mar-A-Lago: President Trump will travel to Florida for the historic SpaceX launch next week, the White House said Friday. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft are being prepared for a historic Demo-2 mission on Wednesday, which will launch NASA astronauts into space from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011. …

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Fox Analyst: Trump Has No Authority To Override Govs

“As ill-advised as these gubernatorial orders are, as essential as is the right to worship, as fundamental as it is, as absolutely protected by the first amendment as it is, the president does not have any authority to override the governors. He could dispatch the DOJ to file lawsuits in federal courts and judges can override the governors. “But the …

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Trump: All Churches Are “Essential Services” And I Will “Override” Any Governor That Won’t Open Them Now

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Friday demanded that governors reopen churches, synagogues and mosques “right now,” threatening to override them if they do not do so by the weekend. It marked the president’s latest attempt to ramp up the political stakes surrounding the country’s coronavirus recovery efforts. He is facing a tough reelection fight and as he sinks in …

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Hillary Clinton Rips Trump For Taking Unproven Drug: “The President Needs To Stop Playing A Doctor On TV”

CBS News reports: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lambasted President Trump on Friday for promoting an anti-malaria drug as a treatment for COVID-19 that research has shown causes heart problems and death in patients. The tweet by Clinton included reporting from The Washington Post on a new analysis that found that hospitalized COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine …

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Trump Predictably Explodes Over Latest Fox News Poll

The Guardian reports: The president is once again complaining about his coverage on Fox News and expressing a fondness for the late Roger Ailes, the network’s late former CEO who was pushed out over allegations of sexual harassment. Trump similarly tweeted earlier this week that he missed Ailes and was “looking for a new outlet” after host Neil Cavuto expressed …

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Trump’s Net Approval Sinks Ten Points In New Fox Poll

Roll Call reports: President Donald Trump’s net approval rating has sunk by a whopping ten points in the latest Fox News poll, while former Vice President Joe Biden has opened up a significant lead in that same poll. In the poll released on Friday, Trump’s net approval was minus ten points, with 44 percent approving of Trump’s overall job and …

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Largest Study Yet Of Drug Touted By Trump Reveals “Significantly Higher Risk Of Death” In COVID Patients

Clearly this is just another political hit job: A study of 96,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients on six continents found that those who received an antimalarial drug promoted by President Trump as a “game changer” in the fight against the virus had a significantly higher risk of death compared with those who did not. People treated with hydroxychloroquine, or the closely …

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Trump Lashes Out At “Stupid” Michigan AG Over Masks

The Hill reports: President Trump late Thursday fired back at criticism from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D), who called him a “petulant child who refuses to follow the rules” for not wearing a mask during a visit to a Ford plant in the state. The president responded by suggesting Nessel “was taking out her anger and stupidity” on Ford. …

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ABC: Trump’s COVID Response Approval Hits New Low

ABC News reports: The latest survey, capping two months of polling on the coronavirus, shows Trump’s underwater approval hitting a new low, as the country is as uneasy as ever about contracting the disease. Only 39% of Americans approve of the president’s handling of the crisis – driven, largely, by waning support among independents – compared to 60% who disapprove. …

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Trump Orders Flags Lowered To Half-Mast For 3 Days

The Associated Press reports: President Trump has announced that flags on all Federal Buildings and National Monuments will be at half-staff in memory of Americans who have died from coronavirus. The President made the announcement on his Twitter page and says flags will stay at half-staff over the next three days. According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been over …

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Trump: US Will Not Close Again If Second Wave Hits

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday said “we are not closing our country” if the U.S. is hit by a second wave of coronavirus infections. “People say that’s a very distinct possibility, it’s standard,” Trump said when asked about a second wave during a tour of a Ford factory in Michigan. “We are going to put out the fires. …

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Trump Tours MI Ford Plant Without Mask: “I Didn’t Want To Give The Press The Pleasure Of Seeing It” [VIDEO]

The Chicago Tribune reports: Pandemic politics shadowed President Donald Trump’s trip to Michigan on Thursday to highlight lifesaving medical devices, with the president and officials from the electoral battleground state clashing over federal aid, mail-in ballots and face masks. Trump visited Ypsilanti, outside Detroit, to tour a Ford Motor Co. factory that had been repurposed to manufacture ventilators, the medical …

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Trump: “I Tested Positively Toward Negative, I Tested Perfectly This Morning, Positively Toward The Negative”

Yahoo News reports: “I tested very positively in another sense,” Trump said on the South Lawn before departing for Michigan to visit a Ford plant that is assembling ventilators. “So this morning, yeah, I tested positively toward negative, right? So no, I tested perfectly this morning. Meaning, meaning I tested negative. But that’s a way of saying it, positively toward …

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US To Withdraw From 35-Nation Open Skies Treaty

Reuters reports: The United States announced its intention on Thursday to withdraw from the 35-nation Open Skies treaty allowing unarmed surveillance flights over member countries, the Trump administration’s latest move to pull the country out of a major global treaty. The administration said Russia has repeatedly violated the pact’s terms. Senior officials said the pullout will formally take place in …

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Trump Complains Fox Isn’t Helping Him Get Elected

Talking Points Memo reports: President Trump on Thursday complained that Fox News was not doing anything to help him and other Republicans get re-elected in November. “Sure, there are some truly GREAT people on Fox, but you also have some real ‘garbage’ littered all over the network,” Trump tweeted. He singled out contributors Chris Hahn, Richard Goodstein and Donna Brazille, …

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